To keep the crunch in the chow mein noodles and almonds, toss this main-dish salad together and serve immediately. That's not a problem with its quick 15-minute prep time.
In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, vinegar, sugar, poppy seeds and pepper; set aside.
Clean lettuce and chop; you should have about 8 cups. Transfer to a medium-size bowl and add turkey, scallions, almonds and noodles. Toss with dressing and serve immediately.